Course detail: FBI Civil Rights 101: Color of Law, Hate Crimes, & Bias

Course Description:
The FBI will provide a federal overview of criminal civil rights statutes related to Color of Law, Hate Crimes, Bias and Uniform Crime Reporting, and FACE Act violations. Video examples of the use of force and color of law incidents will demonstrate state and/or federal criminal violations and department violations. The FBI will explain how investigators and prosecutors, both federal and state review the use of force and potential color of law incidents. The FBI incorporates interactive technology to enhance participation and overall understanding. 

Learning Objectives:
  • Critique officer behavior as it affects community perception and public trust with an appreciation for overcoming negative historical impacts of policing. Focus on rebuilding relationships and examine the history of policing and the formation of community perceptions.
  • Examine police actions that contribute to public trust in contrast to those that draw public scrutiny. Officers will recognize how appropriate transparency and community involvement add to a trusting relationship between law enforcement and the community.
  • Explain how law enforcement represents the face of government at the national, state, and local levels.
  • Interpret and apply policy as it impacts procedural justice, the rights of citizens, and public perception. 
  • Explore areas of criminal and civil liabilities surrounding issues of search and seizure, use of force, and the use of law enforcement tools and vehicles.
  • Appreciate the need to provide care to those in custody and evaluate the liability risk for the officer's failure to do so. 
  • Examine the legal protections afforded to officers while working under the color of law. 
  • Identify actions that lead to greater public scrutiny and how violations "in uniform" differ from others. The officer will examine how failure to uphold expectations effect police relationships within the community, and how societal norms create standards that have bearing on law enforcement's liability influencing a finding of negligence.
  • Examine the legal and policy limitations on the use of force and methods to minimize liabilities surrounding these incidents including after-care of individuals.

Course Competency:
  • Participants will exhibit fairness in policing while giving people a voice and performing law enforcement duties with impartiality and the necessary level of transparency to sustain and strengthen public trust. Additionally, participants will develop procedural knowledge of federal, state, and local laws on the actions of law enforcement officers and the enforcement of those laws. 
Instructional Methods: 
  • Lecture 
  • Exercises

Who Should Attend:
  • Law Enforcement Officers

Course Requirements:
100% Participation

Fitness Level Necessary for Successful Completion: Sedentary

This course satisfies the annual training requirement set forth in KSA 22-4610(2)(A) as amended by Section 3 of Chapter 94 of the 2011 Kansas Session Laws. It says "The agency policies shall require annual racial or other biased-based policing training which shall include, but not be limited to, training relevant to racial or other biased-based policing. Distance learning training technology shall be allowed for racial or other biased-based policing training."

 Session Information: LE24151F

Schedule: Every day, starting on 01/09/24 and ending on 01/09/24
Only 29 days left to register!
Times: 09:00am-12:00pm CST


Please dress in layers, as the temperature in the room may be difficult to adjust. The session begins at 9:00 AM and is estimated to end at 12:00 PM. Onsite registration will be available at 8:30 AM. Participants are responsible for their own travel, meals, and lodging. We look forward to seeing you!

Facility Detail

Dodge City KLETC Regional Site
236 San Jose Dr.
Rm 17
Dodge City, KS 67801